Hikes & Walks

Williamstown Trails

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

WRLF maintains numerous trails and offers an interactive online trail map.

Northern Berkshires Trails

Northern Berkshire County Trails

An online thematic and curated guide to hikes and walks throughout the northern Berkshire hills and forests.

Appalachian Trail

Berkshire County

The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpaths in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length.

Bascom Lodge

Mount Greylock Summit

Bascom Lodge is a rustic stone and wood building at the summit Mount Greylock, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s on the Appalachain Trail. It is open from May to October.

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

Adams to Lanesboro

The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is a multiuse trail running north – south in Berkshire County.

Cascades Trail

North Adams

A short hike along a wooded stream to a cascading waterfall.

Hoosac Range Trail

North Adams

Ridgeline trail over dramatic cliffs to Sunset Rock and Spruce Hill, offering outstanding hiking, snowshoeing, views and birdwatching during raptor migration.

Hopkins Memorial Forest

Williams College

A 2,600 acre reserve managed by Williams College for research and teaching activities while preserving and monitoring forest resources.

Mount Greylock Visitor Center

Mount Greylock State Reservation

The Visitor Center is open year-round with trail maps, orientation, tourist information, and exhibits on natural and cultural stories of the park.

North Berkshire Outdoor Guide Book

Williams Outing Club

This book offers an introduction to the Berkshires and an extensive list of hiking trails with sections on fishing, climbing, paddling and winter camping.

Mountain Meadow Preserve

Trustees of Reservations

Straddling the Massachusetts/Vermont border, this inviting mix of forest and field, wetland and wildflower meadow, draws both novice hikers and serious naturalists.

Pine Cobble Trail

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

One of the finest panoramic views of the Hoosic River valley rewards this steep rocky hike.

Pittsfield State Forest

Pittsfield

30 miles of trails encourage visitors to escape into the quiet of the state forest which follows the crest of the Taconic Mountain Range separating Massachusetts and New York.

The Hopper Trails

Mount Greylock Reservation

Great views, cold streams, wildflowers and more. Several trails start here at the end of Hopper Road.

Stone Hill

The Clark Art Institute

Walking trails cross the hills, woods, and pastures behind the museum. Open year-round.

Field Farm

Trustees of Reservations

An historic art deco house and picnic tables overlook the pond. Trails travel around fields and through forest.

Greylock Glen

Multi-use trails designed to accommodate a wide variety of users with different skills and interests. Greylock Glen also serves as a gateway to the Mt. Greylock State Reservation trail system.

Clarksburg State Park

Clarksburg

Nestled in acres of northern hardwood forest, Mauserts Pond has picnic and a pavilion area, hiking, boating, and fishing.

Sheep Hill

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

This 50-acre former dairy farm was purchased by Williamstown Rural Lands in 2000. History touring, picnicking, hiking and bird-watching are just a few of the available activities here.

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